Here's What Reverse Flash Almost Looked Like in THE FLASH Concept Art by John Gallagher

The Flash (2014) - Reverse Flash
Check out The Flash concept art by John Gallagher!

After hints and speculation all season about the evil "Reverse Flash" (or "Professor Zoom") and we finally got a good look at him in the episode "Man in the Yellow Suit." "It’s fun when you finally see our team confronting the Reverse Flash and seeing everybody’s reactions, because he is the devil, in a way, to the show," executive producer Andrew Kreisberg told EW. "When you finally see everybody confront him, it's really scary. It’s certainly the scariest thing we’ve done on the show. Our tone note to Tom, Jesse and Grant was to pretend you were in the room with the alien from Alien. You should all be that scared."

He is terrifying. One of the artists that helped bring the terrifying image of Reverse Flash to life is John Gallagher and he shared some promo art recently. Gallagher is a professional concept artist who's worked on Hollywood projects like Mockingbird Lane (2012) and V (2009).

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Here's what the costume looked like on the show

Here's another look at the costume in leaked set pics. Notice that the costume concept art has a solid yellow color instead of dark arms and legs.

Here's what he looked like in the comics

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What do you think of the concept art? If you've seen The Flash what do you think of the Reverse Flash?

Official The Flash Summary
"After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only "meta-human" who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion -- and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won't be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become...The Flash."
Created by Robert Kanigher, John Broome and Carmine Infantino.
Cinematography by C. Kim Miles, Jeffrey C. Mygatt and Glen Winter
Production Design by Tyler Bishop Harron and Ian D. Thomas
Original airdate: October 7, 2014 (USA)
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  1. Shouldn't reverse Flash move so slow that you think he isn't moving at all?

  2. I think they should have stuck with yellow pants.

  3. I have to agree with the poster below about the yellow pants. I also don't understand why they have the mouth piece in the costume. The reverse flash moves his face so no one can see him. Why does he need something to cover his face besides a mask?


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